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Mars monolith

Crop of HiRISE PSP_009342_1725
(-7.2S, 267.4 E)

The Mars monolith is a rectangular boulder discovered on the surface of Mars.[1] It is located near the bottom of a cliff, which it likely fell from in the past.[1][2] The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter took pictures of it from orbit, roughly 180 miles (300 km) away.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b c (2012) - MSNBCMars 'monolith' isn't the work of MartiansNatalie Wolchover -
  2. ^ (2012) - ABC NewsNASA Reevaluates Mars Program After Budget CutsAlexandra Ludka -

External links

  • Boulders and Layers in Canyon - NASA
  • HRSC - ESA (overview of HiRISE image region by Mars Express)
  • HiRISE image of area
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